The small village of Ahakista is situated in the centre of ‘Sheep’s Head’ peninsula. It is a much sought after area by tourists and property seekers alike. There are two pubs, “Arundels By The Pier” which is a bar/restaurant and “The Tin Pub“, with Irish music. Have a coffee at “The Heron Gallery” and explore their beautiful gardens, crafts and photo gallery. There is also a local R.C. Church, and a school.
The road which leads from Durrus to Ahakista runs alongside Dunmanus Bay and is most spectacular. Before you enter Ahakista, you will see the Air India Memorial on your left. Shortly after the sign for Ahakista, you will see a new pier which adjoins the harbour, many boats operate from here for both fishing and pleasure. The ‘Sheep’s Head Way‘ walk and cycling route passes by Ahakista.
Sailing trips “Carbery Sailing” to view the seals and around the small Islands is a must. You are safe to swim in the many small beaches in the area. There are some lovely gardens open to the public. Craft making close by.
Ahakista is where you will experience a relaxing holiday. A self-catering cottage is also an excellent way to do as you please. All are approved by the Irish Tourist Board with very high standards. Peace and tranquillity will surround you in this beautiful part of Ireland.
For those who like to explore, a drive to ‘Sheep’s Head’ is just 20 minutes. The ‘Ring Road’ continues over the scenic ‘Goat’s Path’ with superb views over Dunmanus and Bantry Bay. You can drive on to Bantry by ‘Bantry Bay’ side of peninsula. Glengarriff and Beara Peninsula are just 30 minutes drive. Mizen Head peninsula including Barley Cove beach, Schull and Ballydehob are fantastic day trips.
There are many places of interest all over West Cork and within easy reach from Ahakista. Many visitors return year after year to this place that they refer to as ‘A little bit of Heaven’.
P75 K3 72
Tel: + 353 (0) 27 67045
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